Rock Band Unplugged (2009)

by Christopher
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Rock Band Unplugged (2009)

Rock Band Unplugged is an expansion of the Rock Band series of music video games. It was developed by Harmonix and published by MTV Games. The game was released on June 9, 2009, for the PlayStation Portable.

Rock Band Unplugged is similar to the console versions of Rock Band, but it has been adapted to the PSP’s handheld format. The game features a new career mode, as well as a number of new songs and venues. Players can also create their own custom characters and bands.


The gameplay in Rock Band Unplugged is similar to that of the console versions of the game. Players use the PSP’s buttons and analog stick to simulate playing a guitar, bass, drums, or vocals. The game features a variety of different songs, ranging from rock to pop to metal.

One of the new features in Rock Band Unplugged is the “Unplugged Mode.” In this mode, players can play the game without using any instruments. Instead, they use the PSP’s built-in microphone to sing along to the songs.

Career Mode

The career mode in Rock Band Unplugged is similar to that of the console versions of the game. Players create their own character and band, and then progress through a series of venues, playing songs and earning money. As players progress, they will unlock new songs, venues, and equipment.


The soundtrack to Rock Band Unplugged includes a number of songs that have already been a part of the Rock Band series. However, the game also features a number of new songs, including:

  • “Ace of Spades” by Motörhead
  • “All the Small Things” by Blink-182
  • “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day
  • “Can’t Stop” by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • “Dani California” by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • “Enter Sandman” by Metallica
  • “Everlong” by Foo Fighters
  • “Hysteria” by Muse
  • “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
  • “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi
  • “My Sharona” by The Knack
  • “Rock and Roll All Nite” by Kiss
  • “Smooth” by Santana featuring Rob Thomas
  • “Song 2” by Blur
  • “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World
  • “Toxicity” by System of a Down
  • “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses


Rock Band Unplugged received generally positive reviews from critics. The game was praised for its solid gameplay, great soundtrack, and impressive graphics. However, some critics found the game to be too similar to the console versions of Rock Band.


Rock Band Unplugged is a great way to experience the Rock Band series on the go. The gameplay is solid, the soundtrack is great, and the graphics are impressive for a PSP game. If you’re a fan of the Rock Band series, or if you’re looking for a great music game to play on the go, then Rock Band Unplugged is definitely worth checking out.

Score: 8/10

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